The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) was approved by Congress and includes support for higher education, including emergency grants for students facing expenses due to COVID-19.
In December 2020, Congress enacted the Federal Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, providing additional support to students. In March 2021, Congress passed the American Rescue Plan Act, including a third round of emergency aid for students.
How Federal Grant Funds Are Disbursed
Grand Canyon University plans to distribute funds received under these programs to students in early 2022. The distribution will be made to students facing exceptional need. Update: GCU distributed funds received under these programs to students in February 2022.
All FAFSAs and corrections, as well as the alternative application, must be submitted no later than Jan. 7, 2022. There will be no exceptions to this deadline.